Homemade cat food is a much trickier proposition. Recipes and resources are harder to come by, and some authorities disagree about what cats can, or cannot, consume. Andrea Tasi, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, has specialized in cats for almost her entire year career. Her practice, Just Cats, Naturally, based in northern Virginia, uses homeopathy, nutritional therapy and behavior- and environmental-related techniques. She believes that switching a cat from processed foods to a raw or partially cooked diet is natural and might even improve its health. Tasi, edited for length and clarity. I think you have to go back to the basics and ask what veterinarians are taught in school about animal nutrition. And the answer is next to nothing. Most vets believe that pet food companies make good products and have pet health at interest. And I bought it, hook, line and sinker.
The tablets are more stable and last longer. Do not get caught up in looking at just the wattage rating since more wattage does not always mean a better or faster grinder. It is a definite requirement when using only chicken or turkey parts — or any whole carcass that does not include a thyroid gland. They will then lose weight slowly down to their ideal. Specifically, cats need omega-6 fatty acids such as linolic and arachidonic acid. Update Your Membership Info. If you decide that making cat food is not for you, then please at least feed canned food and no dry food.
Popular in the community. Start with small chunks or strips and work your way up to larger pieces for your cat to gnaw on. That said, I find them much harder to clean than a meat grinder and would never use one for making cat food. Perhaps you’ve gotten frustrated in searching for the perfect cat food. It is fine to leave the capsules in the water. For a list of current recalls, please see truthaboutpetfood. This recipe is to be given after one day of the cat’s failure to pass a stool.